French president-elect Macron receives papal congratulations

French president-elect Macron receives papal congratulations

Pope urges Macron to strengthen France’s Christian roots

Catholic World News – May 16, 2017

Pope Francis has sent a message to French President Emmanuel Macron, congratulating him on his assumption of the office.

In a telegram to the newly elected president, the Pontiff sent his “very cordial wishes for the exercise of your high office.” He offered his prayers that France, “faithful to the rich diversity of its moral traditions and its spiritual heritage marked also by the Christian tradition, may always endeavor to build a more just and fraternal society.”

“May France continue to foster, in Europe and throughout the world, the search for peace and the common good, respect for life and defense of the dignity of every person and all peoples,” the Pope wrote.

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